Sing Praises To God With Understanding
by Sharon McClean
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Have you ever heard the yellow race shall rule the world? I was talking with someone about how the US has been borrowing so much money from China. They then proceeded to tell me that they have always heard that the yellow race shall rule the world. Sounds logical, but so far from being the truth. I have heard that old saying from the time that I was growing up and apparently it is still held as true by some. The truth is that Christ is the one who does and who will rule the world.
Ps.47:5--God has GONE UP with a SHOUT, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. (7) FOR GOD IS THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH; SING PRAISES WITH UNDERSTANDING: Ps.33:1--Rejoice in the Lord, o you RIGHTEOUS! FOR PRAISE FROM THE UPRIGHT IS BEAUTIFUL. (20) PRAISE the Lord with the HARP; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. (3) SING TO HIM A NEW SONG; Play skillfully with a SHOUT of JOY. (4) FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD IS RIGHT, and ALL HIS WORK is DONE in TRUTH. (5) He loves RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE; the EARTH IS FULL OF THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD. Is.40:6,b--ALL FLESH IS GRASS, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. (7) The GRASS WITHERS, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. (9) O ZION, you who bring GOOD TIDINGS. Get up into the high mountains; O JERUSALEM, you who bring GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with strength, say to the cities of JUDAH, “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!)
Rom.10:18--But I say, have they NOT HEARD? Yes indeed: Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD.) (Ps.23:27--ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER and TURN TO THE LORD, and all the families of THE NATIONS shall worship before You, (18) For THE KINGDOM is THE LORD‘S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.) 1 Sam.2:10--The ADVERSARIES of the LORD shall BE BROKEN in PIECES; from heaven He will thunder against them. THE LORD WILL JUDGE THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Ps.96:10--Say AMONG THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNS; The WORLD IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED; He will JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY. (13) For He is coming, to JUDGE THE EARTH. He shall JUDGE THE WORLD with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH.) (Ps.48:10--According to Your name, O God, so is YOUR PRAISE to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; Your right hand is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) Let MOUNT ZION REJOICE, let the daughters f Judah be GLAD, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. (12) Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count her towers; (13) Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that you may TELL THE GENERATION FOLLOWING. (14) For THIS is GOD, OUR GOD FOREVER and EVER; HE WILL BE OUR GUIDE even to death.
Is.58:11--The Lord will GUIDE YOU CONTINUALLY, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a WATERED GARDEN, and like a SPRING OF WATER, whose WATERS DO NOT FAIL. (12) Those from among you SHALL BUILD UP THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS; and YOU SHALL BE CALLED THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF STREETS TO DWELL IN. (Is.61:2--To proclaim the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD and the day of VENGEANCE of our GOD; to console those who mourn in ZION, to give them BEAUTY for ASHES, the OIL OF JOY for mourning, the GARMENT OF PRAISE for the SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS; that they maybe called TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY BE GLORIFIED. (4) And they shall REBUILD THE OLD RUINS, they shall RAISE UP THE FORMER DESOLATIONS, and they shall REPAIR THE RUINED CITIES, the DESOLATON OF MANY GENERATIONS. (5) Strangers shall stand and FEED YOUR FLOCKS, (Eze.34:31--YOU are MY FLOCK, the FLOCK of MY PASTURE; you are men, and I am your God says the Lord God.)
Jere.23:1--Woe to THE SHEPHERDS who DESTROY and SCATTER the SHEEP of MY PASTURE! Says the Lord, (2) Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel AGAINST THE SHEPHERDS, who FEED MY PEOPLE: You have SCATTERED MY FLOCK, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold I will attend to you for the evil of your doings, says the Lord. (3) But I WILL GATHER THE REMNANT OF MY FLOCK out of ALL COUNTRIES where I have driven them, and bring them back to THEIR FOLDS; and THEY shall be FRUITFUL and INCREASE. (4) I will set up SHEPHERDS OVER THEM WHO WILL FEED THEM; and they shall fear NO more, NOR be DISMAYED, nor shall THEY BE LACKING, says the Lord. (5) Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, that I WILL RAISE UP TO DAVID A BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; a KING SHALL REIGN and PROPSER, and EXECUTE JUDGMENT and RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE EARTH. (6) In His days JUDAH will be SAVED, and Israel shall dwell SAFELY; Now THIS is THE NAME by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jere.32:7--Behold, I will GATHER them out of ALL COUNTRIES where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury , and in great wrath; I WILL BRING THEM BACK TO THIS PLACE, and I will cause them to dwell SAFELY. (38) THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD; (39) then I WILL GIVE THEM ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they MAY FEAR ME FOREVER, for THE GOOD OF THEM and THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM. (40) And I WILL MAKE AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THEM, that I WILL NOT TURN AWAY FROM DOING THEM GOOD; but I WILL PUT MY FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS so that THEY WILL NOT DEPART FROM ME. (41) Yes, I WILL REJOICE OVER THEM TO DO THEM GOOD, and I WILL ASSUREDLY PLANT THEM IN THIS LAND, (Promise land?) WITH ALL MY HEART and WITH ALL MY SOUL. (42) For thus says the Lord: JUST AS I HAVE BROUGHT ALL THIS GREAT CALAMITY on THIS PEOPLE, so I WILL BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT I HAVE PROMISED THEM.
Is. 10:21--The REMNANT will RETURN, the REMNANT of JACOB, to the MIGHTY GOD. (22) For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, YET A REMNANT of them WILL RETURN; the DESTRUCTION DECREED shall overflow with RIGHTEOUSNESS. (23) For the Lord God of hosts will make a DETERMINED END in the midst of the land. (24) Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O MY PEOPLE, who DWELL IN ZION, DO NOT BE AFRAID of the ASSYRIAN. He shall strike you with a ROD and lift up his staff AGAINST YOU, in the manner of Egypt. (Is.10:5--Woe to ASSYRIA, the ROD of My anger and the staff in whose hand is MY INDIGNATION. (7) Yet HE DOES NOT MEAN SO, NOR DOES HIS HEART THINK SO; BUT IT IS IN HIS HEART TO DESTROY, and CUT OFF NOT A FEW NATIONS.) (Is.8:7--Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them the WATERS of the RIVER, STRONG and MIGHTY--THE KING OF ASSYRIA and ALL HIS GLORY; He will go up over all his channels and go OVER ALL HIS BANKS. (8) He will pass through Judah, HE WILL OVERFLOW and PASS OVER, HE WILL REACH UP TO THE NECK; and the stretching out of his wings WILL FILL THE BREADTH OF YOUR LAND, O IMMANUEL. (Matt.1:23--Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call HIS NAME IMMANUEL, which is TRANSLATED,” GOD WITH US.) Returning to Is.8:9--Be shattered, O you peoples, and BE BROKEN IN PIECES! Gird yourselves, but be BROKEN IN PIECES, take COUNSEL TOGETHER, but it will COME TO NOTHING; SPEAK THE WORD, but IT WILL NOT STAND for GOD IS WITH US.
Is.45:21--Tell and BRING FORTH YOUR CASE; Yes, let them TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER. Who has told it from that time? Have NOT I THE LORD? And there is NO OTHER GOD besides ME, a just God and a savior; There is NONE besides ME. (22) LOOK TO ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other. (Ps.22:27--ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN TO THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES of THE NATIONS shall WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD’S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.)
(Is.62:11--Indeed the Lord has PROCLAIMED TO THE END OF THE WORLD: “Say to the DAUGHTER of ZION, “SURELY YOUR SALVATION IS COMING; behold HIS REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (12) And they shall call them THE HOLY PEOPLE, THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD: And you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, A CITY NOT FORSAKEN. (Is.49:14--But ZION said, the Lord has FORSAKEN ME, and my lord has FORGOTTEN ME, (15) “Can a woman FORGET HER NURSING CHILD, and not have compassion on the SON OF HER WOMB? Surely THEY MAY FORGET, yet I WILL NOT FORGET YOU. (16) SEE I HAVE INSCRIBED YOU ON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; Your walls are continually before Me. (17) Your sons shall make haste; Your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you. (18) Lift up your eyes, look around and see; ALL THESE GATHER together and COME TO YOU. As I LIVE, says the Lord, YOU SHALL SURELY CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH THEM ALL as AN ORNAMENT, and BIND THEM ON YOU AS A BRIDE DOES. (22) Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I WILL LIFT MY HAND IN AN OATH TO THE NATIONS, and SET UP MY STANDARD FOR THE PEOPLES; They shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.)
Is.54:2--Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations; Do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes, for you shall expand to the RIGHT and to the LEFT, and YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL INHERIT THE NATIONS, and make the desolate cities inhabited. (4) DO NOT FEAR, for you will NOT BE ASHAMED; nor be disgraced; for you will NOT BE PUT TO SHAME; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. (5) FOR YOUR MAKER IS YOUR HUSBAND, the Lord of hosts is His name; and YOUR REDEEMER IS THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; HE IS CALLED THE GOD OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
Jere.3:14--RETURN, O backsliding children, says the Lord: FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION. (15) And I will give you shepherds according to MY HEART, who will FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. (Is.4:1--If you will RETURN, O Israel, says the Lord, Return to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, THEN YOU SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (2) And you shall SWEAR, THE LORD LIVES, in TRUTH, in JUDGMENT, and in RIGHTEOUSNESS; the NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM, and IN HIM THEY SHALL GLORY. (2 Sam.22:44--You have also delivered me from THE STRIVINGS OF MY PEOPLE; YOU HAVE KEPT ME AS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS. A people whom I have not known shall serve me. (47) THE LORD LIVES! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be EXALTED the ROCK of MY SALVATION! (46) It is GOD WHO AVENGES ME, who SUBDUES THE PEOPLE UNDER ME, (49) who DELIVERS ME FROM MY ENEMIES. You also lift me above THOSE who rise AGAINST ME:
Ps.2:1--WHY DO THE NATIONS RAGE, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, AGAINST THE LORD and AGAINST HIS ANOINTED, saying, (3) let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us. (4) He who sits in the heavens shall LAUGH: (5) Then He shall hold them in DERISION, Then He shall speak to them in HIS WRATH, and distress them in His deep displeasure: (6) Yet I have set My King on MY HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to me, YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.
(Ps.59:8--But You, O Lord, shall LAUGH at them; You shall have all the NATIONS in DERISION, (9) O You his STRENGTH, I will WAIT for YOU. For GOD IS MY DEFENSE; (13,b) and LET THEM KNOW that GOD RULES IN JACOB, to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (Luke 1:31: And behold, you (Mary) will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. (32) He will be GREAT, and will be CALLED the SON OF THE HIGHEST, and the Lord God will GIVE HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And HE WILL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, and of HIS KINGDOM there will be NO END. (Ps.24:6--THIS is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK HIM, who seek YOUR FACE.)
(Acts 4:25--Who by the mouth of Your Servant DAVID have said: WHY DID THE NATIONS RAGE, and the people plot VAIN THINGS? (26) The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together AGAINST THE LORD and AGAINST HIS CHRIST. (27) For truly AGAINST Your holy SERVANT JESUS whom You ANOINTED, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, WITH THE GENTILES and the people of ISRAEL, were gathered together (28) TO DO WHATEVER YOUR HAND and YOUR PURPOSE DETERMINED BEFORE TO BE DONE. (29) Now, Lord, look on their threats, and GRANT to YOUR SERVANTS that with ALL BOLDNESS THEY MAY SPEAK YOUR WORD, (3) BY STRETCHING OUT YOUR HAND TO HEAL, and that SIGNS and WONDERS may be DONE through the NAME OF YOUR HOLY SERVANT JESUS. (31) And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was SHAKEN; and THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, and they SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS.
Mark 12:36--For DAVID himself said by the HOLY SPIRIT: The Lord said to my Lord, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. (Ps.110:1--The Lord said to my Lord, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. (2) The Lord shall send THE ROD OF YOUR STRENGTH out of ZION. RULE IN THE MIDST OF YOUR ENEMIES. (4) The Lord has SWORN and WILL NOT RELENT! YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK. (Heb.5:5--So also Christ DID NOT GLORIFY HIMSELF to BECOME HIGH PRIEST, but it was He who said to Him; YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (6) As He also says in another place; YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK.)
Is.49:8--Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nations abhors, to the Servant of rulers; kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, BECAUSE OF THE LORD WHO IS FAITHFUL, the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL; and He has CHOSEN YOU. (8) Thus says the Lord: in an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD You, and in the day of SALVATION I have HELPED You; I will PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU as a COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them to INHERIT the DESOLATE HERITAGES; (Looking back at verse 6,b--I will also give YOU as A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (Acts 1:8--But you shall RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME UPON YOU; and YOU SHALL BE WITNESSES TO ME IN JERUSALEM, and in JUDEA and SAMARIA, and TO THE END OF THE EARTH.
Luke 24:44--Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, THAT ALL THINGS MUST BE FULFILLED WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES and THE PROPHETS and THE PSALMS CONCERNING ME. (45) And HE OPENED THEIR UNDERSTANDING, THAT THEY MAY COMPREHEND THE SCRIPTURES. (46) Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the CHRIST to SUFFER and TO RISE FROM THE DEAD the third day. (47) and that REPENTANCE and REMISSION of SINS should be PREACHED in HIS NAME to ALL NATIONS, beginning at JERUSALEM. (Ps.135:21--Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who dwells in JERUSALEM.) (Returning to Luke 24:48--And you are witnesses of these things. (49) Behold, I SEND THE PROMISE OF MY FATHER UPON YOU; but TARRY in the CITY OF JERUSALEM UNTIL YOU ARE ENDUED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.
Rom.3:13--For THE PROMISE that he would be THE HEIR OF THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to his SEED through the law, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH. (Gal.3:29--And IF you are CHRIST’S, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to the PROMISE. Acts 13:32--And we declare to you glad tidings--THAT PROMISE which was made to the FATHERS, (33) God has FULFILLED THIS FOR US their children, IN THAT HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in THE SECOND PSALM: YOU ARE MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My king on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me. YOU ARE MY SON today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION.
Acts :19--REPENT therefore and be CONVERTED, that YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT, so that TIMES OF REFRESHING MAY COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, (20) and that HE MAY SEND JESUS WHO WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE, 21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (Is.49:8,b--I will PRESERVE You and GIVE You as a COVENANT to the PEOPLE, to RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them to INHERIT the desolate heritages. (Looking back at verse 6,b--I will ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BY MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)
Acts 13:47--For so the Lord has commanded us; I HAVE SET YOU TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE FOR SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. ACTS 15:14--SIMON HAS DECLARED HOW GOD AT THE FIRST VISITED THE GENTILES TO TAKE OUT OF THEM A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME, (15) AND WITH THIS THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS AGREE, JUST AS IT IS WRITTEN: (16) AFTER THIS I WILL RETURN AND WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN DOWN. I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL SET IT UP, (17) SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD. EVEN ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SAYS THE LORD WHO DOES ALL THESE THINGS.
Ps.65:1--PRAISE is awaiting You, O God, in ZION; and to You the vow shall be performed. (2) O YOU WHO HEAR PRAYER, TO YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME DEEDS in RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU WILL ANSWER US, O God of our SALVATION, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and of the far-off seas. (Ps.66:1--Make a joyful SHOUT to GOD, all the EARTH! (2) Sing out the honor of His name; MAKE HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS. (3) Say to God, HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR WORKS! THROUGH THE GREATNESS of YOUR POWER YOUR ENEMIES SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO YOU. (4) ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU and SING PRAISES TO YOU; they shall sing PRAISES to YOUR NAME.
(7) HE RULES BY HIS POWER FOREVER.
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You still got it Lady. I have been so busy that I haven't had time to post or even read on FW. I miss all you mainstays (old friends) I pray all is well with you and yours. Have a very merry Christmas. Much love, Lucian. By the way, one of the reasons I have been so busy is that I just received my Doctorate of Theology. Hard to believe that I still know so little about God's written word.
Sharon, Your message makes us want to stand up and shout for joy as we proclaim that OUR GOD REIGNS FOREVER! He brings forgiveness, restoration and peace to those who look to Him and repent of their sins. Best of all, He brings salvation and the promise of a new world where He will rule forever! God's power is awesome To those disobey, it brings disaser, but to those who follow HIM, God brings new life and eternal peace and joy! God bless you for this excellent and inspiring message, dear Sharon! Love, always, Peggy